Five Minute Friday

Five Minute Friday: Should

Sometimes a word is just a word, and sometimes, it’s a qualifier that works it’s way into the sentence and then weaves it’s way around our hearts. Squeezing, and tightening, enabling doubt, disabling confidence. I should be able to do all of this, because everyone else does. I should spend every waking minute doing something. We should look for a bigger house. We should be able to afford said house. I should have more x,y, or z by now. I should. I should. But I don’t. I haven’t. I can’t. I shouldn’t even try.

—Stop —

I shouldn’t listen to the word should, or any other word that threatens to pull me away from what He has given to us. Any word that makes me doubt myself, or causes distention and dissatisfaction in my heart or in our home, needs to go. I am enough. I am His. I am blessed.

From the Christian Standard Bible


Okay, I’m really done now đŸ˜‰


This has been another edition for Five Minute Friday.  Haven’t heard of Five Minute Friday’s? It’s my favorite! You can go Here to learn more and get all of the information you need to join in, and make sure to check out Kate’s blog for encouraging posts all week long! My favorite thing about this link up is how one word can be seen in so many different ways, and how reading what you have written can challenge and stretch me, in my faith and in my craft.

Did my post resonate with you at all? I can’t wait to connect and see how this word showed up in your post today.

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Gabriele Burgess

I am really moved by the way you described how a word can work it’s way into a sentence and then begin to tighten and constrict your heart. good writing and a joy to read.


I agree, it’s far too easy to get caught up in what we feel we should be doing and to forget the simple truth: “I am enough. I am His. I am blessed.” I enjoyed your post today!


I loved this post. I could feel how the word should can do easily creep into our daily lives. I’m in the 30 spot this week.

Alice Nine

Love your Ps. 5 graphic … it’s wonderful know that when we enter His presence, He fills us. Visiting from #18 at FMF today.

Mandy Hughes

The trap of comparison can be one we easily fall into. Love this encouraging reminder that we are enough and have all we need because we have God and He has us. Thanks for sharing, Andrea đŸ˜‰


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